Spring Grand Opening and Earth Day Festival – April 22nd, 12-4pm

The 462 Halsey Garden, growing and changing lives in Bed Stuy

Through the efforts of neighborhood residents, the generosity of donors, and a grant from

Bed Stuy will expand it’s capacity for all residents to gather, learn, play and grow!

Come out for a day of  food, games, live music, and more.

To Date confirmed participants include:

Community Organizations

596 Acres – A terrific organization that is notifying the community about vacant land that we (the city) own. Find out more about the process of how to convert this land into a rejuvenation project like 462 Halsey Community Garden.

IOBY – A great way to raise money to create an environmental project in your community.

Grow NYC  -GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

The Bed Stuy Farm Share – What is the Bed Stuy Farm Share? It is a mutually beneficial partnership between local farms and our community. The farmer can both get a living wage and charge you less because he or she gets all of your food dollars rather than the small portion left after shipping, packaging and advertising costs at the grocery store. We prioritize purchasing produce from local farmers of color. It is also a community building initiative, encouraging neighbors with a common interest to meet and work together to improve our collective health and wellness.

Craft Vendors

Beazer’s Garden – All Natural Body and Care Products

Linda’s Jewelry and Craft Design 

Brooklyn Bleu – Vintage Clothing and Jewelry

Food

S&J Soul Food – Plates of Fried Chicken or Fish with sides and a drink.

Lonestar Taco – Tacos: Carnitas, Bean & Cheese and Horchata (25% of profits benefitting the garden)

Entertainment

Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch – Jazz Singer

Anthony Wonsey – Jazz Performance

Beareather Reddy – Blues Singer (40 min Performance)

Arin Maya –  Songstress, Poet and Bringer of Joy

Percival -DJ’ing the day away

Speakers

Honorable, Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President ( @MartyMarkowitz)

A Representative from the Citizens Committee for New York City

To learn more about how you can help or for more information about the 462 Halsey Community Gardens contact us at 462Halsey@gmail.com

Also check our Facebook page for more frequent updates.